Sugar Plum is a gorgeous dress perfect for wearing alone or pairing with a blazer. Soft flounces cascade down the bodice and delicate buttons close the front where a hidden placket is included for modesty. The skirt and waistband are made from a stable knit for comfortable wear all day long. The unique styling makes this a perfect outfit to grab and wear without thinking about matching separates. With contrasting fabrics, your Sugar Plum can resemble a complete blouse and skirt outfit. Sugar Plum has a very fitted silhouette and the bottom of the waistband should hit at the waist. The hem is designed to rest one inch above the knee.
2-24. Lolita Patterns uses a different block for the smaller and larger sizes which results in a dramatically better fit than many home sewing patterns. You can read about the special sizing by clicking here.
I made a size 2. I used the houndstooth kit fabrics described here.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It looked exactly like the drawing!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. The instructions are very thorough and have tons of illustrations and diagrams to help you through it. There is also going to be a detailed sew-along starting on October 27th. You can find the details here.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved everything! I might be biased I love the extremely clean finish on the inside, and everything is finished completely by machine. No hand slipstitching necessary. Extra accents like the bias trim on the waistband add to the RTW appeal of this pattern.
I used a lightweight drapey rayon for the bodice and a lycra gabardine for the skirt. Both of these are from the Houndstooth Sugar Plum kit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only thing I did different on this version was to cut an extra set of neck ruffles and sew them right sides together and turn them out instead of serging the neckline. I serged the neckline on all my other versions because I serged the front flounces. Since there were no flounces on this version, I did the neck ruffle this way.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have already made four versions!! The other three all are view A with the flounces down the front. I definitely recommend it!
I love all my Sugar Plums! I'll be posting more versions soon. To see the blog post on this version, click here.
You can also see more photos of Sugar Plums on the Flickr here.